Forum Update | Advocacy Working Group

Kids Count Presentation & Early Childhood Forum
Alliance for Kids held a Kids Count Presentation and Early Childhood Forum focusing on issues impacting our community of families and young children. Participants engaged in meaningful dialogue and the panel discussion highlighted many of the issues around early childhood (see below). A working group is being developed to further efforts around advocacy. If you would like more information about joining this group, please contact Alliance for Kids at 719.291.8112.
Forum Topics:
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Two-Generation Approach
Child Health
Early Care & Education Workforce
School Finance

Advocacy & Alliance for Kids

The Alliance for Kids (Alliance or AFK) Council may openly and publicly support public policies and legislative issues which are consistent with the Alliance’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan. Click below to view our complete guidelines and procedures for supporting legislation.

Our Advocacy Partner - Colorado Children's Campaign

The Colorado Children’s Campaign (CCC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. The CCC advocates for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child well-being in health, education and early childhood by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child well-being and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. 

Sign Up for the Colorado Children's Campaign Blog

The KidsFlash blog lets you stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track legislation and policies affecting Colorado’s kids.Get the inside scoop on the Children’s Campaign’s outreach efforts, fundraising, and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It’s About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. It’s your connection to making a difference in the lives of Colorado’s children. 

Kids Count in Colorado!

The 25th edition of the KIDS COUNT report has been published by the Colorado Children’s Campaign. The report provides data for every county in Colorado on child demographics, economic security, health, early childhood and K-12 education.

Legislative Wins for Colorado's Children

Give yourself a pat on the back for advocating for children because it paid off! As the 2018 regular session of the Colorado General Assembly wraps up, we’re adding up all the wins for Colorado kids and families this year. Young children are among the biggest winners. Click to read more.

Legislation Supported by Alliance for Kids

February 2018: The Alliance for Kids Council voted to support three items of pending legislation below (view flyer). This allows us to advocate by sharing the information with our community of families, partners, and early childhood professionals.

HB18-1208:  Expand Child Care Expenses Income Tax Credit
HB18- 1004:  Renewing the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit
SB18- 099:  Align Early Childhood Quality Improvement Programs

For a summary please reference the documents below:
2018 Legislative Session Early Childhood Summary
2018 Continuation of the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Fact Sheet

For details, contact:
Quality Improvement Navigator Specialist